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Woman Targeted In 'GamerGate' Harassment Drops Charges

Nick Visser | February 11, 2016 | Technology
Zoe Quinn, a video game designer at the center of the online defamation and harassment nexus known as GamerGate, said Wednesday she has dropped harassment charges against her ex-boyfriend. Quinn, 27, wrote in a long entry posted to her blog that she had withdrawn her...

Russian Intervention In Syrian War Has Sharply Reduced U.S. Options

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | World
MUNICH — For months now the United States has insisted there can be no military solution to the Syrian civil war, only a political accord between President Bashar al-Assad and the fractured, divided opposition groups that have been trying to topple him.

How To Crack Some Of The Most Common Safes With A Magnet And A Sock

Ed Mazza | February 11, 2016 | Crime
How good is your safe? Maybe not as good as you think.   "Anything you buy in Home Depot, or any safe in Walmart, Costco, Staples, Canadian Tire -- it's all crap," Terry Whin-Yates (a.k.a. Mr. Locksmith) of Vancouver, Canada, said in a video posted online last week. "We can open them in less than 10 seconds."  Last year, security expert Jim Stickley showed how to open a hotel safe in less than 2 minutes. But with the magnet trick, it takes Whin-Yates about 2 seconds to access a popular type of safe he bought at Staples for $250:  "Different types of magnets will open up most hotel rooms, most inexpensive safes and most apartment buildings," Whin-Yates said in the clip. "There's very little security." Whin-Yates said he's been threatened with multi-million dollar lawsuits over his safe-cracking demonstrations.  "We have lawsuit parties now if someone's going to threaten me," he said in the clip. "It's kind of fun -- especially if you're right."   (h/t digg) Also on HuffPost:

Wife Of Thunder Assistant Monty Williams Dies In Car Accident

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | Sports
The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Monty Williams, Ingrid, died Wednesday after suffering injuries during an automobile accident on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, the team announced.

FBI Tightens Grip On Final Occupiers At Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Jade Walker | February 11, 2016 | Politics
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the...

Pet Fox Adorably Fails At Trying To Attack Bed

Ed Mazza | February 10, 2016 | Weird News
Can you dig it? If you're this domesticated fox, the answer is a frustrating "no."  Juniper the pet fox was recently caught on video pouncing on a bed and then trying to dig through it, perhaps thinking the white sheet was a blanket of snow. Juniper's adventures are also being documented on Instagram, where she's billed as "world's happiest fox" and has 92,000 followers who look forward to photos such as these:  In no mood for your shenanigans A photo posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:55am PST Holiday fox is ready for turkey A photo posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Nov 25, 2015 at 11:44am PST When your mom dresses you as a unicorn, but you wanted to go as the undead 💀 A photo posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:31pm PDT When you're happy to see people but you're also just a loaf of bread 🍞 A video posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Oct 23, 2015 at 8:29am PDT While foxes are adorable, they require a lot of care when domesticated, such as a special diet with some raw meat -- including bones -- and the right amount of the nutrient taurine. They also stink, with their urine and feces smelling "like skunk mixed with ammonia," Juniper's caregiver wrote in one Instagram post. In another, she added:  "Foxes are not like dogs. While they may display some characteristics similar to dogs these animals have not been bred to want to please people, while dogs on the other hand have. These animals are prone to biting and destructive behavior. They require an extensive amount of time and care to get them to the point where they are even sociable. Juniper takes up 90% of my day. If you don't want to get bitten.. Don't get one. If you don't want to clean up pee constantly.. Don't get one. If you want something to cuddle in the bed with you every night...Don't get one." Even a seemingly friendly and well-trained fox like Juniper can do this:   Sometimes she likes to eat things that don't belong to her and gets really upset when I try to take them away. Juniper is not like owning a cat or dog #thingstoconsider A photo posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:54am PST And this: This used to be my couch, now it's a den 🙄 A photo posted by Juniper (@juniperfoxx) on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:34am PST     (h/t Mashable)

Cleveland Tells Family Of Tamir Rice To Pay His Ambulance Bill

Nick Visser | February 10, 2016 | Black Voices
The family of Tamir Rice has been told to pay a past-due balance of $500 for life support and ambulance services the 12-year-old received after he was shot and killed by a police officer in 2014.  His family said they were startled by the "insensitivity"...

Military Prosecutor: Senate Report On CIA Interrogation Program Is Accurate

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | Politics
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The chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has stipulated in a filing yet to be made public that the executive summary of a scathing Senate report on the CIA’s former interrogation program is accurate.

Waiting For Primary Returns At A Heroin Anonymous Meeting

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | Politics
The candidates are actually talking about the heroin epidemic. But we asked a group of addicts if they're saying anything worth a damn.

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Pleads Guilty In Jail Scandal

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | Comedy
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators, a stunning reversal for the longtime law enforcement leader who for years insisted he played no role in the misconduct that tarnished his agency.    

John Kasich Is The Anti-Trump

Kelly Chen | February 10, 2016 | Politics
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CONCORD, N.H. — When Fox News called John Kasich’s second-place finish in New Hampshire at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, a fairly sedate cheer went up from the crowd gathered at the primary night party in a Marriott conference room here. People dressed in outdoor vests milled around drinking white...

Football Legend Joe Namath Might Donate His Brain For Research

Kim Bellware | February 10, 2016 | Sports
Football legend Joe Namath wants to help scientists better understand brain injuries and diseases long after he's gone.  During a pre-Super Bowl 50 event last week, the 72-year-old Hall of Famer said it's possible he will donate his brain to research. "Would I consider donating my brain for research?" Namath...

Why Sororities Are Creating Campaigns To Challenge Stereotypes

Tyler Kingkade | February 10, 2016 | College
Sororities across the country, including Delta Gamma at Ohio University, are launching campaigns to help combat stereotypes about sorority women. "Being in a sorority is so more than you know, just partying and socializing," said Elizabeth Harris,...

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Bar States From Making Your Phone Less Secure

Adam Goldberg | February 10, 2016 | Politics
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. The move marks the latest foray into an ongoing debate over encryption between Silicon...

Top Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Defends Colonialism In India

Adam Goldberg | February 10, 2016 | Technology
In his defense of Facebook's Free Basics Internet service, Andreessen suggested India was better off under colonial rule.

Your Favorite 'Gilmore Girls' Boyfriend Is Officially Returning For The Revival

Cole Delbyck | February 10, 2016 | Entertainment
Break out your leather jackets and paperback copies of Slaughterhouse-Five, because Stars Hollow's bad boy is officially returning for the Netflix revival of "Gilmore Girls."  Welcome back, Jess Mariano. 

HUFFPOST HILL - Obama Around If Chris Christie Needs A Hug

Eliot Nelson | February 10, 2016 | Politics
Chris Christie is out of the presidential race, but his true campaign will never really die, a noble and selfless mission echoed in his speeches, “Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie Chris Christie.” Carly Fiorina is out, too,...

Bernie Sanders' Wife, Jane, Calls Madeleine Albright's Comments 'Unfortunate And Disturbing'

Ryan Buxton | February 10, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Just like many other women, Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane Sanders, isn't pleased with famous females who insinuate women owe Hillary Clinton a vote purely in the interest of getting a woman into the White House. One such woman is Madeleine Albright, the country's first female secretary of state, who told Clinton supporters over the weekend that "there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other." When HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked for a reaction to those comments on Wednesday, the wife of the Democratic presidential hopeful said she doesn't agree with Albright's logic. "I found [Albright's comments] unfortunate and disturbing," Sanders said. "I think women today are a little bit more intelligent [than to] say, 'Okay, all I care about is gender.' By that case, then, if Bernie won the Democratic nomination and Carly Fiorina won the Republican nomination, we should be supporting Carly Fiorina." Fiorina, of course, suspended her campaign for the Republican nomination shortly before Sanders' HuffPost Live interview, meaning Clinton is the only remaining woman in the race. Sanders also praised the way millennials embrace feminism today, by speaking up when they experience inequity. She added that speaking up wasn't so easy when she was younger, and she admires women who fought for equality during that less-inviting period for women.  Her example, interestingly, was Gloria Steinem, who also found herself in hot water for comments about gender and the Democratic primary. Steinem has since apologized for saying that young women may support Sen. Sanders because "the boys are with Bernie." Jane Sanders told HuffPost Live she valued the apology and chooses to judge Steinem on her life's work rather than one remark. "She apologized. I know that young people were offended by it, but it was a mistake," Sanders said. "That's what I don't like about politics too much, that somebody makes a misstatement [and it blows up]. We know her life has been about equity for women and feminism. She made a mistake, she said so. I absolutely still respect her very much." Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Jane Sanders here. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. Also on...

Maná Announces 'Latino Power Tour,' Urges U.S. Latinos To Vote

Tanisha Ramirez | February 10, 2016 | Latino Voices
On the eve of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mexican rockers Maná announced the launch of their Latino Power Tour. The tour, which kicks off Sept. 9 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, is being billed as a call to...

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In India

Shane Ferro | February 10, 2016 | Technology
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood up for India Wednesday after board member Marc Andreessen insulted the country with what appeared to be a pro-colonialist tweet. Zuckerberg wrote a Facebook post about his love for India in response to Andreessen, the venture capitalist who